Do You Need Climate Controlled Storage?
What is Climate Controlled Storage?
Climate control is an additional feature offered at U-Haul self-storage facilities. Climate controlled rooms are kept at a temperature range between 65 and 85 degrees to help protect your stored belongings from extreme temperatures and harmful humidity.
Climate controlled storage is a good option for anyone using a self-storage facility. The cycle between hot and cold temperatures throughout the year can warp and weaken metal, wood and plastics. Clothing and other fabrics can also begin to wear down and grow mold or mildew because of harmful humidity.
Here is a list of some of the many different items that would benefit from the extra climate control protection:
- Photographs & Film
- Art & Collectibles
- Important Documents
- CDs, DVDs, Cassette Tapes, Record Collections
- Musical Instruments
How long will you need self-storage?
When you rent a self-storage unit, it's important to remember that your items might be in storage for a long time. If you move into the unit in the spring, your items will be exposed to the heat, humidity and cold of other seasons over the course of the year.
What is the climate like in the area that you want to store your items?
Depending on where you are located geographically, you may be in a climate that experiences extra cold winters, hot summers, or humidity. You may also experience a combination of these different temperature changes throughout the year. If so, it's a good idea to use climate controlled storage to help protect your items.